Health Science

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Nurse Aide I
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Registration Instructions NA I
  1. Prior to registration read the Nurse Aide I Syllabus web page.
  2. Prior to the first day of class submit and pay for your criminal background check, drug test and medical documentation manager through CastleBranch
    Select: Nurse Aide
    Order Package Code: WM83

All Health Science Programs comply with all policies, procedures, and guidelines at all clinical agencies affiliated with the College. Therefore, all clinical students, faculty and staff must comply and show proof of vaccination before your clinical prep date. All students must upload proof of vaccination in our secure location (CastleBranch).

Although clinical affiliates may offer a limited medical and religious exemption to their employees, it is required for Wake Tech Community College’s students, faculty, and staff.

Please note: Because clinical agencies have mandated that students, faculty and staff provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to participate in clinical. If a student is denied access to any clinical agency, the student will not be allowed to progress in the health science program and will be withdrawn from the program. Please be advised that all Health Science students must maintain all health, immunization, and vaccine requirements to be eligible to participate in clinical.

Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
277566 Northern Wake Campus 05/31/2023 10/02/2023 S. Dixon $250.00 0/19
277201 Public Safety Education Campus 06/30/2023 09/15/2023 A. Simes $250.00 0/9
275472 Public Safety Education Campus 07/25/2023 09/07/2023 H. Cox $250.00 0/20
277375 Perry Health Sciences Campus 08/01/2023 12/07/2023 A. Beasley $250.00 0/18
277892 Perry Health Sciences Campus 08/02/2023 12/06/2023 M. Parasiliti $250.00 0/18
277380 Public Safety Education Campus 08/07/2023 10/30/2023 K. Paskanik $250.00 0/18
277401 Public Safety Education Campus 08/15/2023 11/07/2023 K. Paskanik $250.00 0/8
276133 Northern Wake Campus 08/16/2023 10/04/2023 C. Krull $250.00 0/18
277402 Northern Wake Campus 08/18/2023 10/27/2023 F. Boozer $250.00 0/10
276134 Northern Wake Campus 09/06/2023 11/01/2023 C. Walsh $250.00 0/8
277433 Public Safety Education Campus 09/13/2023 10/26/2023 H. Cox $250.00 0/18
276135 Northern Wake Campus 10/18/2023 12/11/2023 C. Krull $250.00 0/18
280572 Public Safety Education Campus 10/31/2023 12/20/2023 H. Cox $250.00 16/18
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Those interested in health care
This course prepares graduates to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Emphasis is on the aging process, including mental, social and physical needs of the elderly; patient's rights; nutrition management; elimination procedures; safe environment; restorative services; personal and special care procedures and activities; human body structure and function and related common disease/disorders; communication and documentation; death and dying; and roles of the nurse aide and health team members. A skill/competency evaluation is required. The course includes class, laboratory, and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and skill/competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide I by the N.C. Division of Facility Services.
Course Objectives
  1. Module A - Describe the NC Nurse Aide l
  2. Module B - Demonstrate an understanding of infection prevention and how the chain of infection relates to the work of a nurse aide
  3. Module C - Describe the role of the nurse aide in dealing with emergencies in a health care facility
  4. Module D - Describe successful and unsuccessful techniques of communication with residents
  5. Module E - Describe a resident's rights and what the nurse aide's role is in maintaining these rights and preventing abuse
  6. Module F - Identify caring behaviors consistent with treating a resident with dignity
  7. Module G - Explain the role of the nurse aide in basic restorative care
  8. Module H - Describe the structure, function, changes, common disorders, and the role of the nurse aide related to the integumentary, musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, and immune systems.
  9. Module I - Describe principles of body mechanics that help prevent injury
  10. Module J - Describe nutritional and hydration requirements of the older adult
  11. Module K - Identify safety interventions that the nurse aide can do to create an environment for restraint elimination or reduction as well as the proper use of restraints and the negative effects of restraint use
  12. Module L - Identify effective communication with members of the health care team by reporting and recording information correctly
  13. Module M - Identify the role of the nurse aide in each step of the nursing process
  14. Module N - Describe events that might occur in a health care facility that would require an incident report and list the information to be included on the report
  15. Module O - Describe the importance of a nurse aide's ability to think critically while performing resident care
  16. Module P - Describe the importance of family and family support to the resident
  17. Module Q - Describe the characteristics of a facility incorporating person-centered care
  18. Module R - Identify cognitive changes that occur due to aging
  19. Module S - Describe the psychological effects of aging
  20. Module T - Describe the nurse aide's role in the care of the resident with Alzheimer's
  21. Module U - Explain the role of the nurse aide in the de-escalation of the resident who is agitated
  22. Module V - Explain the role of the nurse aide in pain management
  23. Module W - Describe the nurse aide's role in end-of-life care
  24. Module X - Demonstrate how to perform the skills necessary to care for the resident
Outline of Instruction
  1. Module A - The Nurse Aide l
  2. Module B - Infection Prevention
  3. Module C - The Resident's Enviroment - Safety & Emergency
  4. Module D - Communication
  5. Module E - Law and Ethics
  6. Module F - Dignity
  7. Module G - Basic Restorative Care
  8. Module H - Body Systems
  9. Module I - Body Mechanics
  10. Module J - Nutrition
  11. Module K - Restraint Eliminatin, Reduction, Appropriate Use
  12. Module L - Communicating with the Health Care Team
  13. Module M - The Nursing Process and Nursing Care Plan
  14. Module N - Incident Reports
  15. Module O - Critical Thinking
  16. Module P - Family and Family Support
  17. Module Q - Person-centered Care
  18. Module R - Cognitive Changes Due to Aging
  19. Module S - Psychological Effects of Aging
  20. Module T - Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
  21. Module U - Mental Health and Mental Illness
  22. Module V - Pain
  23. Module W - End of Life Care
  24. Module X - Threads of Care
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
DHSR - Division of Health Service Regulation
Website URL
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Demonstrate the knowledge by written and skills means an understanding of the overall requirements to successfully pass the Nurse Aide l competency exam.
CE to CU Articulation
Online Orientation
Text and Supplies Needed
Curriculum online, navy blue scrubs, black closed toed closed heel non-canvas shoes, watch with a second hand, stethoscope
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
acute care and long-term care facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Tests and Final exam
  4. Healthcare Provider CPR
  5. Physical and Immunizations
  6. Social Security card
  7. Clinical Site Requirements Clinical sites, both on-campus and off-campus, require documentation of criminal background checks, drug testing, and health and immunization information. Wake Tech requires this information to be on file for each health science student before they begin the clinical portion of their health science program of study. Physical Examination Form Influenza Vaccine Verification Form Criminal Background Checks Drug Testing Immunization Requirements
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Those interested in health care
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Nurse Tech
  • CNA
  • NAl
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Nurse Aide Office